questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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Does the 7 days rail pass cover riding the Bullet Trains also?


Yes it does.

But not these ones:

Daniel directed me to this article:

Good video on how to use Hyperdia and the JRPass.


Hi Mike and Flavacraze,

That is indeed correct, the JR Pass is valid on all Shinkansen routes. Some train types are not included, which are the Nozomi and Mizuho trains. There are plenty of alternatives such as the Hikari and Sakura Shinkansen which travel the same route as the Nozomi/Mizuho. The only difference is that they make a couple more stops on the way.

Although Hyperdia places is in the same category, the Hayabusa Shinkansen is covered.

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